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Genesis 16 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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CHAPTER 16
Sarai and Hagar
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will [fn]obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. After Abram had [fn]lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife. He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight. And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your [fn]arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her [fn]sight. May the LORD judge between [fn]you and me.” But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your maid is in your [fn]power; do to her what is good in your [fn]sight.” So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.
Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” Then the angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself [fn]to her authority.” 10 Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, “I will greatly multiply your [fn]descendants so that [fn]they will be too many to count.” 11 The angel of the LORD said to her further,
“Behold, you are with child,
And you will bear a son;
And you shall call his name [fn]Ishmael,
Because the LORD [fn]has given heed to your affliction.
12 “He will be a wild donkey of a man,
His hand will be against everyone,
And everyone’s hand will be against him;
And he will [fn]live [fn]to the east of all his brothers.”
13 Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “[fn]You are [fn]a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even [fn]remained alive here after seeing Him?” 14 Therefore the well was called [fn]Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to [fn]him.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: be built from her
Literally: dwelt
Literally: bosom
Literally: eyes
Literally: me and you
Literally: hand
Literally: eyes
Literally: under her hands
Literally: seed
Or, it shall not be counted for multitude
I.e. God hears
Literally: has heard
Literally: dwell
Literally: before the face of; or in defiance of
Or, You, God, see me
Hebrew: Elroi
Literally: seen here after the one who saw me
I.e. the well of the living one who sees me
Literally: Abram

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